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Command Messenger Bag

Style # 174-4-1043

A sophisticated bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$104 $149

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372 Reviews

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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Command Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 372 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (236)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (325)
  • Attractive (305)
  • Durable  (287)
  • Comfortable  (277)
  • Good strap length (251)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (64)
  • Too small (27)
  • Heavy / bulky  (24)
  • Uncomfortable  (7)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (292)
  • Commuting (268)
  • Computer (263)
  • Airplane travel  (244)
  • School (117)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (255), Practical (217), Modern (137), Comfort-oriented (131), Stylish (116)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (302), Yes (53)

Reviewed by 372 customers

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5.0

Everything I wanted in a messenger bag.

By Dan the Man

From Round Rock, TX

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Day Trips
  • Extended trips 
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

I use this beautiful/comfortable/practical bag to carry my tablet/computer along with other references as I transition from a clinic setting to the operating room.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Fat Sack

By Uncle

From Wisconsin

About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I've been abusing the same Timbuk2 messenger bag since 1994 so thought I'd give this laptop bag a chance and see if anything has changed. Time will ultimately tell, but it looks like business as usual...this bag seems to be as heavy duty as my first one so I'm looking forward to not buying another one ever.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Got it on sale.

    By Ziffo

    From Los Angeles, CA

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Too small

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I like this bag, but the TSA compliant computer compartment reduces the capacity in the main bucket. If you want to carry bulkier items go with a Classic Messenger.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag for med school

    By TatorTot007

    From Mchenry,il

    About Me: Career

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend. She loves it works great for carrying all her school materials

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      The perfect field to office bag

      By Will buy again

      From Las Vegas

      About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        Ordered this for my boyfriend who is a civil engineer and he absolutely loves it. Durable but stylish bag to go between construction sites and the office. Pockets for everything.

         
        5.0

        Great bag, no regrets

        By KV

        From Ohio

        About Me: Career

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          The hooks to close the cover are a Kittle cumbersome, but aotherwise it's a well made bag that still looks brand new. Highly recommended, would buy it again.

           
          4.0

          Overall, a great bag-- but Oh, Those Hooks

          By Writer of the George Dreme series.

          From Jay

          About Me: Career

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            Received this bag as a gift from my wife over a year ago. It has held up very well and I like the business-like, rather than bicycle-messenger look to my briefcases. This looks the Wall St-part. The only drawbacks are the terribly designed front hooks. As articulated in other reviews, they are EXTREMELY difficult to open when the bag is loaded-- you can't unhook them at all unless the bag is laying flat. Very inconvenient and time consuming. When you pay this much for a bag, you shouldn't have to struggle in order to open it. But, the darn thing looks good and holds up well. The hooks may be a small inconvenience to be tolerated in order to have a great briefcase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Great bag!

            By Road Warrior

            From Attalla, AL

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Computer
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            This is my 2nd Command Messenger. The small size carries all my essentials for business travel, and makes navigating TSA security a breeze. It's well made and durable. I'd like to see a few more internal pockets, and a key hasp; like my previous bags.

             
            4.0

            Product almost perfect but be carreful with delivery

            By Mobility2375

            From PARIS France

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 

            Cons

            • It Marks Easily

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 
            • Office

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            I am very satisfied with this bag : It is for me the ideal bag for work, leisure, weekends, travel and I take it all the time, and everywhere !

            Be very carefull when you choose the delivery mode : In France the delivery was a real nightmare : UPS is the worst carriers : very expensive, not friendly, not reliable... and I hope Timbuk2 will offer others carriers for a next order.

             
            5.0

            Great for business man

            By Paul

            From Binghamton, NY

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Day Trips
              • School

              Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

              Great traveling bag. Best one I have ever.

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              Organization

              External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

              Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

              Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

              Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

              Fit

              Coordinating Strap Pad included

              Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

              Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

              Clever Extras

              Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

              Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

              Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

              Origin

              Imported

              What's this all about?

              Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.

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